Bringing Lupus Nephritis Out of the Shadows
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Lupus Society of Illinois Free Educational Webinar. Presented by Dr. Alvin Wells

CHICAGO - illiNews -- WHO:  People living with lupus and those that care about them. Representatives from the Lupus Society of Illinois (LSI), the Midwest's leading non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus.

Presenter: Dr. Alvin Wells,

WHAT:  Join the Lupus Society of Illinois and ALL IN™ for a virtual discussion featuring Dr. Alvin Wells about lupus and lupus nephritis. The presentation and Q&A are brought to you by Aurinia Pharma U.S., Inc.

Lupus Nephritis is a disease involving inflammation of the kidneys caused by systemic lupus erythematosus  (SLE).  In lupus nephritis, the kidneys cannot function properly to remove waste from the blood and control the amount of fluids in the body.

About 50% of people with lupus will go on to develop lupus nephritis and about one-third will have lupus nephritis at the time of diagnosis.
This presentation explains what lupus nephritis is, the treatments available, and the resources accessible to the entire lupus community.

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PRESENTER:  Dr. Alvin F. Wells is an Attending Rheumatologist and Director of the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, USA.  He received his Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of South Carolina. He also has over 24 years of experience in the medical field and research experience focusing on chronic inflammatory diseases.

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

WHERE:  Computer, smartphone, tablet, or telephone

COST:  FREE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED (https://www.lupusil.org/event/to-live-with-lupus-we-need-to-know-about-lupus/) or lupusil.org/all-in (https://www.lupusil.org/all-in/) or call 312-542-0002

The Lupus Society of Illinois' (http://www.lupusil.org/) mission is to promote lupus awareness and complement the work of health care professionals by providing personalized resources for the lupus community while supporting research. LSI serves the entire state of Illinois by offering programs and services designed to meet the needs of the lupus community.

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Every day, an estimated 1.5 million Americans struggle with the often debilitating and disabling health effects of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to virtually every organ system in the body.

Lupus can be fatal, is difficult to diagnose, has no cure and few treatments are available. Ninety percent of people with lupus are women and minorities are two to three times more likely to acquire the disease, however; anyone at any age can get the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus is essential to early diagnosis. Contact the LSI for more information at info@lupusil.org or call (312) 542-0002. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LupusSocietyofIllinois), Twitter (https://twitter.com/lupusil)

This event is made possible through grants from GSK and Aurinia Pharma U.S., Inc.

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Lupus Society of Illinois
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